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On Torture: A Public Singer
(27 July 1870 – 16 July 1953 / La Celle-Saint-Cloud)

On Torture: A Public Singer

Poem By Hilaire Belloc

Torture will give a dozen pence or more
To keep a drab from bawling at his door.
The public taste is quite a different thing-
Torture is positively paid to sing.

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